Austin shoots 64, beats Short in playoff to win Mitsubishi
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) Woody Austin tied the tournament record with an 8-under 64 and beat Wes Short Jr. with a par on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff Sunday in the PGA Tour Champions' Mitsubishi Electric Classic.
The 52-year-old Austin has two victories in the last three events on the 50-and-over tour, also winning in Tucson, Arizona, last month. He won the 2013 Sanderson Farms Championship at age 49 for the last of his four PGA Tour titles.
Short bogeyed the second playoff after pulling his tee shot left into tall grass for the second time.
Short finished with a 68. He could have avoided the playoff at TPC Sugarloaf, but missed a 6-foot birdie putt on No. 18, leaving him tied with Austin at 11 under.
Paul Goydos had a 67 to finish third at 10 under. Joey Sindelar (67), Tom Lehman (67), Miguel Angel Jimenez (68) and Colin Montgomerie (69) were another stroke back.